U place, written U_place, opened at the west side of Kawagoe during the pandemic. Each month they have an handmade market and other events at the mall – which is more a eating mall than a shopping mall! The next event is a Charity Bazaar on the first Saturday of December.
U place Charity Bazaar
The Charity Bazaar is organized by Imonoko Workshop, a facility for people with disabilities in Kawagoe City. They have various bargains, a stage show, vegetable sales and a games corner. You can get cookies, bread and senbei too. The events at U Place usually goes ahead even if its raining, because the event space is mostly under cover. Moreover, you can walk from Kawagoe station to the venue without getting wet, because the west exit of the station is directly connected to U_place deck by a pedestrian bridge which also has a roof.
Where to eat / drink in U_place?
There are a total of 27 places in Uplace. Fourteen of them are food / drink stores: cafes, restaurants or bars! There is a convenience store, a pharmacy and eight other services. And a hotel. There are also two public utilities in the facility: Kawagoe Citizen Service Station and Japan Pension Service office. You can find reviews for most of the cafes and restaurants on City-cost.com, I’ve selected a few below:
- Pick up a beer brewed on site at the Coedo Beer Kiosk, or better still try some of their delicious food in the restaurant: Coedo Brewery the Restaurant.
- Not big on beer? How about a decent coffee!? At Glin Coffee Roastery.
- On a budget? Not to worry, U_place has options for that too, such as McDonalds, Ringer Hut and Gyoza no Manshu.
- Or if you just want something light to eat, Angela’s bakery has a range of delicious breads and pastries.
Event: Charity Bazaar チャリティバザー
Date: Saturday December 2nd 2023
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: there is no admission fee
Venue: U_place Kawagoe, 〒350-1123 Saitama, Kawagoe, Wakitahoncho, ８−1. View on Google Maps.
Also on this weekend in Kawagoe, just a two minute walk from U_place: